Jonathan Caron Construction is a full-service, class A General Contractor that serves Northern Virginia and the Virginia Piedmont areas by building trust through good organization, communication, quality construction and legitimate care for each client’s needs.
Jonathan Caron's construction career started shortly after he graduated with a civil engineering degree from Virginia Tech in 1997. His first experience in homebuilding included a hammer and toolbelt near Blacksburg, VA. 20 years later, he has been blessed to have touched just about every aspect of the industry:
- Civil design
- Land acquisitions
- Project management
- Sales & customer service
- Business management
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In spite of the variety of work, the common thread in all of these experiences has been collaboration. He understands that collaboration encompasses the true experience of building a custom home and is a firm believer that no one party is wholly responsible for a successful completion. Each member of the team - client, architect/designer and builder has a special role that needs to be embraced by all.
Josh Whipkey joined Jonathan Caron Construction in September of 2014 as the Construction Manager. He brings with him a wide range of skills, interests, a tremendous passion for detail, and above all, superior customer service.
Josh began his career in construction as a framing and finish carpenter after completing graduate school. Working as a carpenter for a design/build contractor provided him with opportunities to work creatively in order to face the types of challenges that come with unique, one-of-a-kind designs. He was also given opportunities to learn cabinet making which, in turn, led him to pursue fine woodworking and furniture making. Josh is fluent in many aspects of traditional furniture design and joinery as well as contemporary styles and methods.
In addition to being a carpenter and self-taught furniture maker, Josh is a visual artist. He earned his MFA from Penn State University in 2000. His education and curiosity to understand how objects are made and how we interact with them has directed the approach he takes to his craft which combines the roles of designer, fabricator, and user. The needs and expectations of the client, functionality, and overall quality are concerns he addresses from the earliest stages of every project he takes on.
Josh also has significant experience working in an internationally recognized art center in Columbus, Ohio, and in custom commercial millwork shops in Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia. He feels these experiences have added considerably to his knowledge of fabrication methods as well as to his sense of design of both objects and environments.
Josh, his wife Nikki and their son, Finnegan, live in Warrenton.